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We unravel the complexities of immigration regulations, simplifying processes and focusing on solutions, every time.

"Very good response times, excellent acument and knowledge, and realistic advice" - Legal 500

For many years the UK government maintained a Points Based System ("PBS") for the control of entry to the UK for foreign nationals wishing to invest, set up a business, take employment (whether temporary or permanent) or study in the UK. The scheme developed and changed over time as successive governments redefined their approach to immigration policy. The points based model, and supporting infrastructure, also form the foundation of the January 2021 launch of a new framework for immigration control following the Brexit transition and implementation phase.

The UK’s Points Based System, originally launched in 2008, was designed across five tiers with the aim of being transparent, objective and easy to use. A decade later, PBS had morphed into a highly-complex and intricate network of rules, criteria, policy and processes. By 2020 it was no longer fit for purpose.

In 2021 the schemes were altered substantially in line with post-Brexit immigration policy.

We convert these complex government rules and processes into streamlined advice and assistance, providing our clients with confidence and peace of mind.

The schemes are full of pitfalls for institutional and individual users and the consequences of making a false step are burdensome and expensive.

Our team has extensive experience in all aspects of PBS and we will guide applicants and sponsors through every step of the process through to entry to the UK and long-term compliance and residence.

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Reminder of DSAR Guidance for Employers provided by ICO

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